Recently I made this Mee Hoon Kueh soup which was really easy and delicious. Basically it’s a dough made of flour and water and pinching them into smaller pieces to go along with a soup with vegetables and some minced meat. Some readers have also told me to add an egg to the dough, or even use a roller pin to smoothen the texture before adding them into the soup. I guess I will try that next time ! Because I was prepping for a one serving this time, the flour portion was too little to include an egg but the wrinkled surface of the mee hoon kueh is what my Mom always say, signature of handmade ones. Those that are sold commercially are usually made from machines in factories. Well some truth to that for sure.
It’s a simple dish which costs really little to put together and yet very satisfying and fulfilling because flour generally gets bloated up when mixed with soup, hence no worries about the serving being too little because you will get full very easily as well. And if you are going for a vegan version, you can always exclude the minced meat and ikan bilis topping and prepped it with more of your desired vegetables.
2 more days to June 2020, which we are slowly getting out of the Circuit Breaker soon. Seriously I never counted the days or counting down to the day to when we will go back to normal. Because I know that time past really quickly and there seriously isn’t the need to constantly remind own self how many more days that are to go. I always feel that we should just take each day as it is because time will heal everything and anytime and at the end of every crisis in life, we will always emerge stronger and better.
With that, hope everyone will also be able to appreciate simple home-cooked dishes liked this Mee Hoon Kueh and not take for granted whatever food that we have on our table right now. Because there are many more others who are much less fortunate than we are and whom might not even have the luxury of such simple foods. :)
Mee Hoon Kueh Soup 面粉粿汤Course: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
4.5 tbsp flour
Approx. 40ml water
Pinch of salt
200ml chicken stock (or whichever soup stock you preferred)
1-2 tsp light soya sauce
Dash of shaoxing wine
Some minced meat (marinated lightly with some light soya sauce, pepper, shaoxing wine and corn flour)
Some vegetables of ur choice
Fried ikan bilis
- Combine the flour with salt.
- Add enough water to form a dough.
- Cover the dough and let it sit in the fridge for at least half an hour.
- Combine chicken soup with water and cook till it boils.
- Season soup with light soya sauce and pepper.
- Pinch small pieces of the dough and stretch them as thinly as u can before adding to soup.
- Add minced meat.
- Followed by all the vegetables.
- Cook till the kueh float to the surface of the soup and finish off with a dash of shaoxing wine.
- Top with fried ikan bilis before serving and enjoy !